Metropolitan Demetrius encourages us to remember that we have an obligation to believe in Christ. If we have not made a beginning – we need to now. Also discussed in this video is information on one of the ways in which you can participate, albeit remotely, in the liturgical life of the Church by following the pious tradition of lighting candles in your respective parishes or in our holy monasteries. Here is the link to our Etsy monastery store where you can learn more: https://tinyurl.com/unwlenf
Here is the Link to a recent video providing more details on the miracle recently performed by the Mother of God, “First Sergeant Vasiliki Plexida who survived a helicopter crash says she owes her life to Panagia.” View the video here: https://tinyurl.com/wt9xw5j
Refutation of an “Encyclical Sermon” by a Hierarch of the New Calendar Orthodox Church of Greece and a Wily Denigrator of Anti-Ecumenists and “Old Calendarists” Who Have Walled Themselves Off From His Church
by His Grace, Bishop Clement of Gardikion, Secretary of the Holy Synod
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary Priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Father John served the faithful in Tucson and the surrounding area in his home Chapel until his repose in November of 2000. His wife, Presbytera Valerie, continued to make her home Chapel available for the mission, with clergy from Saint Nectarios Orthodox Church in Seattle and His Eminence, Metropolitan Moses of Toronto (then of Portland), visiting to provide the Divine Services.Read more...
Q. In considering becoming part of the GOC in America, I am getting warnings from various circles that the attitude of GOC people is that of being “walled off,” “arrogant,” “judgmental,” and “in your face” toward those not in the Genuine Orthodox Church, with accusations such as “World Orthodox” priests are “not even Christians” and the like. Could you give me your personal, realistic assessment of this dynamic and possibly refer me to an official statement on how GOC members should and do relate to and communicate with those in “World Orthodoxy”? Read more...